Gertrude A. Tober

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 12, for Gertrude A. Tober, age 91 of Norwood Young America.

Gertrude died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.

The daughter of Fredrick and Sophie (Mueller) Bentz, Gertrude was born April 24, 1909, at Hamburg, Minn. She was baptized May 2, 1909, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg, by the Rev. Pfotenhauer; and confirmed at the same church April 25, 1923, by the Rev. Bouman.

On Nov. 16, 1941, Gertrude married Paul Jopp at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg. Paul passed away June 27, 1974.

Gertrude married Edward Tober May 15, 1976, also at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg.

Gertrude is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Evangeline Tober of Norwood Young America, and Olga and Guido Lilienthal of Plato; son, LeRoy Jopp of Rosemount; grandchildren, Darlene Parpart, Daniel and Nancy Tober, Dennis and Roberta Lilienthal, Deanna Lilienthal, Darren and Teri Lilienthal, Denise and Scott Busse, Brittany Jopp, and Allison Jopp; and great-grandchildren, Danielle, David, Alec, Colton, Devin, Kaden, Payton, Beau, and Reid.

She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Edna Bentz of Lester Prairie, Hildegard Bentz of Norwood Young America; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Paul Jopp and Edward Tober; a son, Roger Jopp; daughter Bonnie Lou Barlau; sons-in-law, Fred Tober and William Barlau; parents, Fredrick and Sophie; sister, Olga Mueller; and brothers, Albert, Jacob, John, and Edward Bentz.

The 11 a.m. funeral service was at St. John's Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America, with the Revs. David Winter and Scott Gustafson officiating. Interment followed at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hamburg.

Serving as casket bearers were Darlene Parpart, Daniel Tober, Dennis Lilienthal, Deanna Lilienthal, Darren Lilienthal, and Denise Busse.

Brittany Jopp and Allison Jopp were honorary casket bearers.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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